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the public whether it is an america or britain or any other country in the world engaged in a balton that and then when there is an international crisis,-- and the only other thing i would say is that i think it is ultimately a point, whether people like me or the diplomats in the military in the end but ultimately they do finally have to make decisions, and i hope as a result of the totally understandable remaining divisions and difficulties over the policy in iraq that we don't put a future generation of leaders in the position where the really, really, really difficult decisions can be taken. >> thank you. i would like to thank our witness and in particular for agreeing to stay on for a much longer session then we had originally foreseen and thank you to everyone here in the brehm both this morning and this afternoon. i would like just to say a brief word about tomorrow. we are going to let gatt other important aspects of the ministerial and professional decision-making process on the rack and use resource in the capability of government departments to deliver their policy objecti
and assume that our progress was inevitable -- that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were times that tested the courage of our convictions, and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation, and one people. again, we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. one year ago, i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked çbyçi2oç severe recession, ai( financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. çexperts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted -- immediately and aggressively. and one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in ten american
politicians in america there at that time. he knew i would be a political problem for them. he started making my life interesting. he was tickineting my car wherever i part. the attorney general investigated why the city police were tapping my office phones. it was a really frustrating time. i began to question why i got involved with government, why i even did this. i was doing a good job as a young attorney. i was thinking government was not the answer. this was a waste of my time. i was coming home that night. i was living in high-rise housing. the tenant president as i was walking home greeted me. she asked me what was wrong. i told her i did not have time, i just wanted to go home. she told me not to walk past year and to come give her a hug -- she told me not to walk past her and to give her a hug. [laughter] these are the times when you want to go home and go to bed. here i was hugging this woman. she asked me what was wrong. i was angry. i have vented on her a year of frustration. she is a woman of dignity. she is small but she is a figure you can look up to. she looked at me with her
to an excellent panel that's assembled here. and we thank our friends and colleagues from the new america foundation, which has been helping us put this event together and some subsequent ones still to come. i won't introduce the panel now. i would, however, like to say to congressman eelsen what a pleasure it is to see him back here at brookings. he has been a frequent visitor here, and we're the better for it. we look forward to listening to you this afternoon. i don't think i need to go on at too much length about jim's background. >> good. >> we'll just stop right there. he's come to talk to us about fencing this afternoon, a sport from his youth which he's taken up once again in middle age. >> early middle age. >> right. >> but in addition to being an athlete and an owe limpion, he has also been of course a global public servant. he was that in his capacity as the president of the world bank and then in 2005-2006, he was the special envoy for the quartet working on the middle east in general and the issues and challenges of gaza in particular. subsequent to that, as a brookings trust
the democracy journal. now i would like to introduce philip longman of the new america's foundation. >> [inaudible] so i'm going to talk about the american veterans experience with agent orange, and before i do i just want to say right off that despite my appearance and actually a little too young to have been in the vietnam war. i missed it by a year, so i say that so nobody will confuse me with a draft doctor or a vietnam veteran who's got attitude. if i go into a rage i'm doing it on behalf of veterans, not because i am one. the other somewhat complicating factor for me today is as paul mentioned i am the author of this book, "best care anywhere why the v.a. health care is better than yours." and i have ownership of that book. it's coming out in a second edition. i still stand by what it says, which essentially is the va, despite its mixed reputation, has undergone a quality revolution that has a lot to teach about reforming the rest of the health care system. thank you. but the va does have problems, and when it comes to agent orange, many of those problems are very revealed, an
in the white house just focused on manufacturing, because it is my view that america's got to make things. [applause] not all the manufacturing jobs that have gone are going to come back. and if people tell you they are, that's just not true -- because a lot of that has moved to places where the wages are just much lower. and i know that some people say, well, then we should just set up tariffs so that folks can't ship them in. but these days the economy, the global economy is so interconnected that that's just not a practical solution. the solution is to find -- and i don't know the details of the steel mill here -- but i know that the ones that have been successful, they do what emc is doing as well, which is you find what's the high- end market. what's the market that involves a lot of technology, specialization, highly trained workers, quick turnarounds to spec so that the customers really feel like they're getting something special and different -- that's how you compete, so finding ways to develop specialty steels and so forth, that's going to be the key. our manufacturing office wi
bernanke and the chairman of the federal reserve, i think we'd be looking at a very different america today. now he was not my choice to become the chairman of the federal reserve. the previous administration nominated ben bernanke. i voted for him. and then when i became chairman of the banking committee in january of 2007, for the first time, i went through a very frustrating year on that committee. on february 7 of 2007, i had my first hearings on the issue of the mortgage crisis in the country. and we had 12 such hearings on that committee over the remaining months. almost one every month on this issue. yet, i could not get the chairman of the federal reserve to pay as much attention as i thought he should have. beginning in the latter part of 2007, and going forward, his leadership in my view was absolutely critical to avoiding the kind of problems this country faced. so, mr. president, i'll speak for a few more minutes later in this tee baivment but i think we would make a great error, indeed, if we were to reject this nomination. we'd not terminate this filibuster, vote up and down o
important initiative that gets people working immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. but let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused and perhaps these facts are not well known to you, but i thought i would remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did, in fact, veto any changes that we made in economic policy. that economic policy which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue, because, in fact, the proposals that you had made essentially mirror the propos
while helping america gain the lead when it comes to clean energy. it's clear why such an effort is so important. building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. but it's also how we will reduce our dangerous depends on foreign oil. and it is how we will combat the threat of climate change and leave our children a planet that's safer than the one we inheritted. har netting new forms of energy will be one of the challenges of the 21st century. unfortunately, the nation that pioneered the use of clean energy is being outpaced by nations around the world. it's china that has launched the largest effort to make their economy energy efficient. we have fallen behind countries like germany and japan in producing. wlm all of the battery that we use to power our hybrid vehicles are still manufactured by japanese companies, or in asia. though, because of one of the steps like we're taking today, we're beginning to produce more of these batteries here at home. now, i welcome and am pleased to see a real competition em
, all america's working families benefited from the accommodation that has been made. that is very well received by our members. so, that was one of our main issues. but again, affordability. we want to do the best we can to make the bill affordable for the me american people that. is essential to whether this bill is going to work. accountability for insurance companies, whether we are talking about an exchange, medical loss ratio, talking about the reforms that we have in the house bill that we want to see in the final bill as well. they are talking about the challenge that some of these insurance companies will face if they raise rates in the next couple of years, then they won't be able to participate in the exchange. so, those accountability pieces our members are very supportive of ending the waiver of the antitrust laws for the insurance companies. so, those are some of the issues that have always been part of our agenda for accountability. our agenda, for accountability, taking other forms, public option this are that but they are always about accountability for the health insur
constituents is, this guy is doing all kinds of crazy stuff that is going to destroy america. çóóand i would just say that we have to thifkip!out tone. ÑiñrñrÑiit is not just on your y the way. it is on our side as well. this is part of what has happened in our politics, where we demonize the aside so much that when it comes to getting things done, it becomes tough to do. mike. >> dr. tom price from georgia and then we will have one more after that if your time permits, mr. president. >> you know, i am having fun. [laughter] [applause] >> ok. >> i want to stick on the general topic of health care but ask a specific question. you have repeatedly said most recently at the state of the union that republicans have offered no ideas and no solutions. in spite of the fact -- >> i do not think i said that. what i said was, within the context of health care -- i remember that speech pretty well, it was only two days ago. i said i welcome ideas that you might provide. i did not say that you have not provided ideas. i said i welcome those ideas that you will provide. >> multiple times, from europe
of your state. [applause] thank you. america's finest right in the heartland. every action we took in 2009 and every action we will take in 2010 is set against a backdrop of global forces that constrain our nation's economy. that is the nature of the complex world we live in. it will not determine missouri's destiny. we will. [applause] our most pressing economic challenges creating jobs, taking opportunities for growth, and balancing the budget. they are too important to be sidetracked by partisan bickering. that betrayed the trust of the people. we need to take a long view and be wise stewards of the blessings that make missouri so special. our families, our communities, and our god-given natural resources. in everything we do this year, we must put our differences aside and put missouri first. [applause] i am an optimist by nature and nothing i have seen this year has diminished my optimism. my vision of the future is colored by abiding faith in the people of missouri. i want the little girl who cracked the code of cancer to be a product of a missouri school. i want the boy who invents
america. janet napolitano will discuss how the terrorists got aboard that plane, and how we will strengthen aviation security going forward. but today i wanted to briefly summarize their conclusions and the steps i ordered to in an ever-changing world, our first line of defense is accurate intelligence they shared, integrated, analyzed, and acted upon quickly and effectively. after the 9/11 attacks, that is what the report achieved and what our community does every day. unfortunately that is not what happened in a lead up to christmas day. shortcomings' occurred in three broad and compound in ways. although we have learned a great deal about the affiliate in yemen, we knew that they sought to strike the united states and the they were recruiting operatives to do so. the intelligence community did not prioritize particular streams of intelligence. second, this contributed to a larger failure analysis, a failure to connect the dots of intelligence that existed across the community which, together, could have revealed what the attacker was planning. third, there are shortcoming
at howard university and to see him move through the ranks and commit all this service to america is what i anticipated when i saw him as a freshman when i was in law school at howard and of course seen him graduate also from howard law school. so secretary west, tremendous job from the people of america. >> thank you, senator. you're a lifeline public-service. >> admiral, i appreciate your service as well. i just didn't attend school with you, so. i am really seeking to see how we cannot the major problem that do well are tasked to do. and i had other questions, but the hearing has just provoked some other thoughts. in mr. secretary, you mentioned the fact that when you take an oath of office in the military, i'm just wondering whether or not there's a different standard on the constitutional right that you have after you've taken the oath of office or if it's something -- something never been in the military and i just want to know whether or not a person who has taken enough, there are different standards that they are held to, for example, the free-speech article or the right to bear ar
's when you had -- you heard from mike boys and you had him on the end of the telephone to america, right at that . i the prime minister was hopeful this could be resolved peacefully, right up to that point. the whell way through understanding if it did come to military action, if that became the only feasible route to go down to make this disarmament happen, then he would, he would -- want to persuade the cabinet and parliament and country to commit forces to that. >> then i move on to the -- the september 2002 -- when you accompanied the prime minister to camp david if a further meeting with president bush. i think you participated in a discussion which was to build international support for -- for actions against iraq. >> yep. >> and what were the rationales discussed for regime change and for taking action against iraq at this meeting? >> well, i think there's -- i think that was one of the key moments in this whell -- the -- this whole history because -- the as i think they thought, the -- the prime minister really was being asked by the president to persuade his vice president that
the cracked creal live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. this is c-span's america and the courts. next supreme court justice, ruth bader againstburg and melanne vs verveer. hometown, and this is my favorite lecture series, too. among our president's innovations, he created a new post at the state department, ambassador at large for global women's issues. and for that important post, he chose melanne verveer, an altogether fitting appointment, freeing women worldwide from fear and want and enabling them to develop their talents without artificial restraint is the mission of the new ambassadorship. with melanne at the helm, i anticipate women's rights will become central to human rights agenda. she has an extraordinary capacity for, and in her new job, she has become a globetrotter. functioning fully on not more than four hours of sleep a night, and i know how that is, she prolongs her workday and i'm told she's able to adjust to time changes instantly. indicative of her awesome efficiency, she turned out thanksgiving dinner for her family just 48 hours after she returned from an arduous journey in as
on "america and the courts," an interview with supreme court clerk william suter at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> fox news contributor michelle malkin is our guest this weekend on "in department." take your calls, emails and tweets, three hours on sunday live at noon eastern on book tv. >> this week on "the communicators," a discussion about the internet with rod beck strom -- beckstrom. >> this week, we are pleased to have the president and c.e.o. of icam. start by explaining what ican. assigned names and numbers and four things that that we do, we set the global policies for 200 million internet domain names. all names have to be unique. we enforce that through our partners around the world. we keep the listing of all internet addresses or the allocation policies. so names, addresses and the system so the internet works when you type c c-span.org, that's called the domain name system and we coordinate that with different partners around the world. and we are the master repository for the internet standards that are called parameters and protocols that hold the internet together. t
was secretary of the army. he is a great figure and america's national security history. in terms of people i work with i want it knowledge and the others. on my own team -- i should mention on both wall there in the short without a jacket is roman, our ngo average person. we are the only office in the building but there are literally 1000 ngo's operating in pakistan and afghanistan. there was no road map. ronan is doing cross-hatched computerization and we are systematically reaching out. wat is toer huge issue in both countries. he will be able to tell us which ngo's in the u.s. work on water. next to him, ashley who has been with me now for a decade. . . boomer, who's been with me now for a decade. and has been in the current capacity a specializing on the all important issue of communications and counterpropaganda. this war is a war of information. and it is always been most extraordinary to me the that area is where the world's most -- the world's leading communication nation, the united states, has been at least until recently outcommunicated by mass murdered living in the most remote a
, the housing sector and america's families. i wanted to help the company contribute all that it can to this important mission. detroit is a fitting place to discuss the housing crisis and our nation's response to it. i cannot think of a major city that has been more hard hit in this crisis or one that -- whose people are more resilience in the face of it. i would like to talk about three main things today. first, our nation is working through the most severe housing correction since the great depression. i want to focus on the implications of the foreclosure crisis nationally and here in michigan. in looking at housing and the broader economy, i will consider both the challenges and the opportunities for recovery. second, i will cover the top priorities are regulator has identified for freddie mac. i will discuss our effort to make the president's program making home affordable -- affordable successful. i will also survey some of the many other things we do to provide stability, liquidity, and affordability to the housing financial system. finally, i will conclude with a few brief t
legislation. and later, the president of communications workers of america talked-about expanding broad man -- broadband in the u.s. >> this weekend, prof. marc moyar on leadership. also, peter sis on growing up in czechoslovakia. for the complete schedule, go to booktv.org. c->> c-span radio, c-span 2, and links to podcasts are free and available from the app store. >> earlier today, president biden talked to political leaders about commitment to rebuild haiti. she was joined by janet napolitano and bill nelson. -- he was joined by john and paula, and bill nelson. >> earlier today, all of us met with a very impressive group in little haiti of asian-american leaders are elected officials, state representatives, and others, as well as members of the business community, medical community, nurses, doctors. then we went to haiti to meet with the archbishop and pastor and a number of other priests and parishioners engaged in getting things moving. at the outset, i would like to point it to you that i have been, we have been absolutely out its -- stunned by the respons. the pastor of the church,
, there was not a terrorist attack by islamic extremists on america's homeland for almost seven years. no one would have predicted that on september 12, 2001. so we have got a lot to be grateful for. some of the most successful defenses of our homeland have been truly amazing. although the details of these up, of necessity, remain largely unknown. two of the most impressive of those successful defenses occurred in 2009 with regard to azasi an dheadly. one of the most impressive cases was the zazi case. this was the most dangerous terrorist plot on our soil since 9/11, dangerous and the sense of the consequences it would have had and it was only stopped by -- it was only stopped by the brilliant work by our intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies. been briefed on the details. everything worked just as we hoped it would when we adopted the post-9/11 the legislation. there was remarkable agility, brilliant judgment, total cooperation between intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, both here within the united states and throughout the world. notwithstanding, these remarkable a
in one part of the world could have a huge impact on here in america or what we do in here impacting on somewhere else, but it will take a lot of work to do due diligence and come up with the right framework to remove the safety wernet, but i think that will happen. >> 15 seconds. there is a significant difference between the increase in perception if a firm will fail and whether or not a put option exists. it may be the case that your spreads increase after lehman failed, but@@@@@@ >> thank you, mr. hennessy. mr. wallison? >> thank you mr. chairman. i would like to focus on a couple of things -- a few things for all of you that relates specifically to what caused deep financial crisis. the newspapers have covered this somewhat but i would like to get it in the record. >> excuse me, mr. wallace, could you pull the microphone down? >> i got this is a subject that we obviously hear a lot about, so much about it that we put information on our website as to what happens. but we had transactions outstanding -- as to what happened. we had marginal arrangements with them. >> and these were
and at the center think that an equivalent role would best advance america's interests. i look forward as i know all of you do to secretary clinton's remarks. madame secretary. [applause] >> thank you so much. i am absolutely delighted to be here and to see a lot of familiar faces, colleagues and friends, development leaders, and especially to be here with the center for global development. i want to thank nancy for her kind introduction and for everything she has done with this organization and for development overall. i want to thank the peterson institute for international economics, and of course, fred -- i learned that fred was one of the incubators for the center -- and ed scott and others who have really made development and development policy such a central issue in their lives as well as in our nation's life. i wanted to give this address months ago, but i thought it wise to wait until we actually had an administrator confirmed for usaid. [applause] and we are so pleased that that day has come. dr. raj shah, who if you have not met, i hope that you will. it has been a long wait to find the
, where i believe he should have been held. he was a trains to attack america by al qaeda. since our hearing, osama bin laden has boasted of al qaeda sponsorship of the christmas day attack on america. and so while al qaeda claims credit for this attack, umar farouk abdulmutallab, who i think we can describe it as a soldier in al qaeda, and not an american citizen, now enjoys the constitutional protections of an american citizen, including a lawyer, who counseled him to remain silent even though he may have information that could protect the american people from another terrorist attack. to meet this is outrageous, a kind of alice in wonderland in turning the world on a sense -- in turning common sense on its head. i urge the authorities to turn abdulmutallab where he can be held as a prisoner of war, which he is, acknowledging with some certainty and gratitude that this means he will be held and given rights far in excess of what the geneva convention requires enemy combatants or prisoners of war be given. we will stay on top of this to make sure this mistake, the failure to consult
top executives from goldman sachs, j.p. morgan chase, morgan stanley and bank of america. the commission, made up of six democrats and four republicans is mandated to deliver a report to congress b. this portion of the hearing is three hours, 20 minutes. >> the meeting of -- oh, good, the microphones work. the meeting of the commission will come to order. there is a quorum present, and so we will now proceed with this first of our public hearings. good morning to everyone and thank you for being here. i am honored to welcome you as we start this series of public hearings into the causes of the financial and economic crisis that has gripped this entire country. i think vice chairman thomas for his extraordinary cooperation and partnership. i applaud the dedication of my fellow commissioners. i am grateful to all of our witnesses for giving us their testimony and sharing their wisdom. we have been given a critical mission, one that goes far beyond any party or policy agenda. to conduct a full and fair inquiry into what brought america's financial system to its knees. we are
across america because working together, we have been fiscally responsible. two months ago nebraska face a revenue shortfall. we fix this by reducing spending, not by increasing taxes. members of this body were in special session just 12 days. you pass this unanimously, and i signed it into law immediately. no other state has acted as swiftly or spoken with one voice as nebraska has in recent months. senators, thank you for your work during the 2009 special session. as a result, we are positioned to continue moving nebraska ford. new -- nebraska forward. my focus for the coming years to prepare our state to take advantage of new opportunities. my vision for ensuring a strong future for nebraska is some of by three priorities -- growing our economy, strengthening education, and developing an even more efficient government. growing our economy means an everyday focus on job creation. our efforts to modernize nebraska's economic incentives programs that lowers taxes and to prioritize investments have resulted in a stronger, more stable economy in nebraska than in the rest of the country. in
then means there are more companies in america or businesses that are willing to hire because i'm selling more. i need to produce more. if we continue to see the blue bars showing economic growth, at some point we are going to start to break that line where we are losing jobs and start creating jobs, correct? soon. >> how soon? if you had, based an estimate. sorry for. >> i think within a few months one might see some positive numbers. as you note in november, has actually been revised to be a very small positive change in employment. i think it is possible within a few months. >> so there are some brakes in breaks in the cloud, reason to be hopeful. obviously if you're an american who lost their job you will not be hopeful until you have something in front of you. but given, numbers, acronyms up here, economists use, gdp, interest rates, really we can start talking pretty postively about jobs, j, o, about, jobs in the future if we continue in the right direction and get us out of that ditch, break that train that was going fast downward, and start to see the economy, which has its own lo
, to threaten, intimidate, on behalf of the people of the united states of america. you have already taken steps to correct the perception that perhaps intimidation was being attempted. and i commend you for that. you are going to get a letter from myself and other members of the minority later today asking that we consider those discussions to make sure that we make that absolutely clear that any citizen of this country that comes before this committee can testify to what ever they believe is the truth as they know it without fear of intimidation or retribution. i think that members on both sides of the aisle will share that goal. we are absolutely certain that that is the way that it will be, nothing else will be said. again, you and i have been friends for 25 years. i hope we will be friends for another 25 if we both live that long. i have nothing but personal and professional respect for you and your conduct. i am honored to sit on the same committee as you. i have sat in that chair as the chairman. i think that we can get this worked out. but did is a serious issue and it deserves serious c
100 years. >> we look at this healthcare debate going on at the moment in america. the thing that everyone is really worried about is what we get is further cost escalation without much improvement in health outcomes from a political point of view. when you look at the scientific possibilities, whether it be the use of mobile phone technology were some of the famous that you are talking about, it seems to be a fundamentally different picture that you campaign in terms of better health outcomes. it is this for to start happening? what changes need to be put in place to make this technological dream a reality? >> i am not an economist or a policy person, but i will tell you that listening to this never-ending debate, it is astounding that one part of all of their brilliant, well thought out analysis, where in that great debate can they so accurately predict we will be in 30 years vista and financial models? >> do they embrace the one part of this human experiment that we are in? i could imagine that if all of these people involved in this debate were having the debate in 1920 a
advanced technology and treatment. we believe in america that medicine can keep a strong -- keep us young, healthy, and alive. 54% of the public believe that improvements are the most important reason that people live longer today than 75 years ago. we gave people a lot of reasons about better nutrition and other things. they say it is medical care and that is why we're living longer than our grandparents. i do not know if they're right about that. [laughter] the last point here is that if you ask a lot of experts about why health care is so expensive, you come back to be service system and the distortions it creates. specialty groups care deeply about their patients. they do act in ways to maintain their income. is there a recognition that this is part of the problem? only one in three americans believe that maintaining high incomes for professionals is important when doctors are making recommendations for patient care. >> we should feel free fortunate to get an early look at these fascinating numbers. >> i should stress that they are preliminary. >> we're happy to have this. it is fasci
, which is approaching soon, we tried to find a school somewhere in america where they could start school on a monday, the following monday. children that are out of school for two or three weeks sometimes have to skip a whole year. under their extraordinary leadership, this plan was implemented and basically provided vouchers for up to 300,000 children to attend school for that year. as a result, the hurricane katrina class graduated. this was one time, though. my question is if you recommend a continuation of this plan and if so, how? and it not, what plan is going to be put in place the next time a catastrophic disaster happens? them up again, those are issues we want to raise. -- >> again, those are issues we want to raise. we have about 25,000 families that have come to florida. there were not part of a direct evacuation. we were able to make decisions in the state of florida pretty matter of factly that any of these folks who had children of the school-age that wanted to enroll -- we did this across the board. we realized that it was something we would have to look at how we would c
, lobbyists we call on interest introduce, whatever, average citizens. you know, joe and jane america. they have some voice, we have the federal system, right? checks and balances, you know, all the branches are interwoven and interlocked in many ways. so yes, a lot of people have access. and certainly in the senate, your point is well taken. harry reid controls the schedule, so he calls up an ag bill, and maybe the banking industry needs an amendment fast to be brought up, at least given vizzsexibblet debated so. hey, you can offer a banking amendment to the ag bill, and you're on talking about banking matters. that's commonplace in the united states senate. harder to do in the house, i tell you. they're strict, and what this does is bolster majority rule principle that i mentioned earlier. because you can't offer, you know, a banking amendment to an ag bill. you're on ag, and that's what you stay on. so it strengthens the agenda role of the speaker, strengthens, of course, the committee pro rag actives. this is the subject, that's the subject we're on. we're want going deal with non
america deals with iran. and darrell erickson, author of "cuba wars" looks at u.s.-cuba relations. "washington journal," 7:00 live on c-span. >> this week on the communors, rod talks about his nonprofit group and its efforts to zpand do main names. the communicators, monday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> now available, c-span's book, "abraham lincoln, great american historians on america's 16th president." it is a unique contemporary perspective on lincoln from 16 scholars and writers. from his early years to his life in the white house and his relevance today. at your favorite book seller and now in digital audio to listen to any time. learn more at c-span.org/lincolnbook. >> and now a look ahead to 2010's key senate races from american universities' annual campaign manage institute. also, remarks from the former lead pollster from barack obama's democratic campaign. this is 3:35. >> our teaching assistant is chris, who is running in and out of here. you have been in communication with him by e-mail. he took this class. sew has sat in your seats i think a year ago. liz, do
about his book. >> this is c-span's "america and the court's." next, oral arguments from fox news vs. the board of governors and bloomberg vs. the board of governors from the second circuit court of appeals in new york city. the court will decide whether or not to block a lower-court ruling that will force the federal reserve to reveal the identities of financial restitution is that may have collapsed without assistance from the government's to our program. -- tarp program. [inaudible] >> i will call the day calendar and asking everybody is here. in the two cases to be heard in tandem, good afternoon. the board of governors will split the argument between two lawyers. what will be the principle of division? >> [inaudible] >> you ought to make that clear, because it does not lend itself to any division. i see everyone else is here. ok. united states vs. rojas, counsel present? good afternoon. united states vs. acosta andmillow? everybody is here. chobaz vs. holder. singleton vs. holder? last cas is melience vs. immigration court of appeals. at this time, we will hear bloomberg vs. boa
why. the basic proposition is this. in america, the principle is what you do with your money is your business. what we do with government money is our business. don't take money from the farmers, teachers and firemen to bail them out. it is not to place artificial limits on the american dream. it is to preserve freedom. >> the gentleman from kansas. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> i think financial firms receiving taxpayer assistance should receive the most scrutiny with regards to compensation practices. the most troubling case was an edgy -- was aig, which provided bonuses after taxpayers invested billions of dollars to keep the company solvent. i ask the ceo of the company at the tide if he would encourage employees to voluntarily return their bonuses. he said he would, and executives paid back some of it. in december of last year, we learned it was only $19 million. i wrote secretary dieter about this. -- i wrote secretary timothy geithner about this. if aig were allowed to go through bankruptcy today, i doubt those bonuses could have been paid. it is obviously frustrating for tax
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